Pieces with Local or Regional Interest

  • We all know that antiques and collectibles that have a local or regional interest will sell for more in their local neighborhood. What I try to answer in this week's show is: how much more? So, I've taken a few pieces in my current inventory of items for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, Colorado that have local Colorado or regional Western interest, and I go through the process I use to determine asking prices, given that many more people with a Colorado connection will see them, compared to shoppers from other states. You might think that, since I list most of my inventory in the iAntique Classifieds that have worldwide reach, regional pricing issues really don't apply in the way they used to, prior to the internet. I have found, however, that I can sell much more quickly and at higher prices for the local pieces, which is really important because since I'm sourcing most of my inventory locally, I generally have to pay more to get Colorado antiques at auctions here and at the estate sales, etc. that I attend. I think that you'll be surprised at how much I am able to mark up the Colorado antiques. Please join us this Sunday evening, May 17, 2015, at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT for this week's show. Gary